Calflora
Taxon  Report   6619    
Plantago major  L.
Common plantain
Plantago major
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Plantago major
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Plantago major
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Plantago major, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plantago major
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Family: PLANTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Plantago
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Plantago asiatica
PLANTS: Plantago halophila
PLANTS: Plantago intermedia
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More information about  Plantago major
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLMA2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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